Posts tagged London
Things We Keep

I love stumbling upon obscure exhibitions in quiet corners of cities. Recently in London  I found a display of household objects at The German Historical Institute (which is worth a visit for the staircase alone).

The show was called “Things we keep” and was the result of a Kings College project which asked German expats to reveal the treasured possessions they had brought with them to England. 

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Luxe Calme Volupté at Luca London

Is it possible that Luca got everything right?

The pistachio leather banquette. The  blush pink plaster walls. The marble counter. The pleated lamp shades. The brass and wrought iron. The linen. 

This decor isn't cutting edge but it is thrilling in its attention to detail. It is the embodiment of Luxe calme et  volupté -a line from a Baudelaire poem which translates as luxury, peace and pleasure. And that is exactly what Luca delivers.

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